Barbados’ senior Lady Tridents pocketed a 1-0 victory in their final encounter against Suriname on Sunday evening.
It was truly a celebration at the Dr Essed Stadion in Paramaribo for the women when Alyssa Yard opened the scoring in the 11th minute much to the delight of the team who has not been engaged in competition for the last three years.
The winning goal should have been the second goal on the scoresheet for the local ladies, but Yard’s header off a corner kick four minutes earlier was ruled offside.
In their previous encounter against Suriname, the Lady Tridents came away with a 1-1 draw on Friday.
The games served as a much-needed gauge for the home side who are set to make an international appearance at the 2022 Concacaf W Championships, where they are scheduled to take on Panama on February 17 and Aruba on February 22 in the Dominican Republic.
Luck was not on the side of the senior Bajan Tridents side on Sunday evening after their game against the Guyana Golden Jaguars was called off prematurely.
The game had reached its 33rd minute when an announcement was made that a number of COVID-19 positive cases had been identified in the camp.
Barbados Football Association’s General Secretary Edwyn Wood said despite the hiccup, the entire team remained in good spirits and the entire delegation had been retested this morning.
“We have one person positive at this point in time. That person will remain in Suriname to be monitored, but everyone else will return to Barbados. As you will know, the entire delegation has been vaccinated and everyone remains in good health,” he said.
The men ended their encounter against Suriname on Friday night in a 0-0 draw.
However, they now set their sights on training ahead of the Concacaf Nations League which begins in May.